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North Shore Events

Each small town celebrates nature, arts and history, the great outdoors, local and regional talents, holidays and community. And you’re invited to join in. This North Shore Calendar of Events lists all kinds of goings-on; guided hikes, 99-mile bike races, fine art exhibits, pie-eating contests, solstice celebrations, historical talks, workshops, classes, summer festivals, small town parades, and the annual lighting of Split Rock Lighthouse.

Check out what’s going on during your visit!

Moose lick salt on road

Moose lick salt on road

November 17, 2023 - December 18, 2023    
12:00 am
When temps drop in the winter, roads are salted to keep ice from forming. Like many of us, moose crave a little salt. Carefully drive [...]
Dark Skies Gallery Exhibition

Dark Skies Gallery Exhibition

November 18, 2023 - December 10, 2023    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for our latest exhibit, Dark Skies, from artists Adam Swanson and Sam Zimmerman. Swanson and Zimmerman join forces to present a powerful exhibition [...]
Holiday Harbor Village

Holiday Harbor Village

December 1, 2023 - December 2, 2023    
All Day
Leave the frenzy for the quiet woods and captivating harbor, and cozy up with your favorite people as it gets dark and the magic begins. [...]
Lutsen Mountains Opening Weekend

Lutsen Mountains Opening Weekend

December 1, 2023 - December 3, 2023    
All Day
Lutsen Mountains open for the season this weekend!
Meat Raffle

Meat Raffle

December 1, 2023    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us every Friday night for a meat raffle at American Legion Post 109!
Artist Reception - Kristen Anderson

Artist Reception - Kristen Anderson

December 1, 2023    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tettegouche hosts year-round art shows in the Visitor Center. We hold a reception for these artists on the first Friday of the month. This month's [...]
Twas the Night Before Christmas

Twas the Night Before Christmas

December 1, 2023    
7:00 pm
Put a holiday smile on your face with this season's productions of Twas the Night Before Christmas. The Grand Marais Playhouse is swimming in holiday [...]
Julebyen

Julebyen

December 2, 2023 - December 3, 2023    
All Day
Where is the best place to get into the holiday spirit?  The Julebyen (pronounced YOOL-eh-BE-en)  "Christmas Village". It is a centuries-old Scandinavian and German tradition [...]
Northwoods Fiber Guild Open House and Holiday Sale

Northwoods Fiber Guild Open House and Holiday Sale

December 2, 2023    
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Don't miss the annual Northwoods Fiber Guild Open House & Holiday Sale, from 9 am - 2 pm, Saturday, Dec. 2nd at Grand Marais Art [...]
Craft Show

Craft Show

December 2, 2023    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Two Harbors area crafters are hosting two Holiday Craft Shows on Saturdays November 4 and December 2. Everyone welcome!
Fiber Circle

Fiber Circle

December 2, 2023    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hygge Party Thursdays | 6-7pm This free, drop in fiber circle at Dappled Fern yarn shop is reminiscent of that first Hygge Party. Slip on [...]
Pots for Preesents

Pots for Preesents

December 2, 2023    
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Join us for our 3rd Annual Pots for Presents Pottery Sale. Participating local artists this year include Adrea Beres, Kari Carter, Mike Smieja, and Natalie [...]
Author Meet & Greet: Craig Blacklock

Author Meet & Greet: Craig Blacklock

December 2, 2023    
1:00 pm
Meet your favorite authors and get a signed book: Lightwaves: Abstract Photographs of Reflections from Lake Superior. A century ago Alfred Stieglitz turned his Graflex [...]
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Norpine Fat Bike Classic
January 1, 2023 - January 7, 2023    
All Day
Put the date for the Norpine Fat Bike Classic on your calendar – Saturday, January 7th is the date to ride the beautiful North Shore [...]
Historic Cook County Trivia Night
January 3, 2023    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us and test your wits at Trivia Night, bar style trivia hosted at The Gun Flint Tavern and presented by the Cook County Historical [...]
Gunflint Mail Run
January 7, 2023    
All Day
The very northeastern tip of Minnesota is Cook County, a land blessed with stunning beauty. We have Gichigami. And glacially sculpted boreal forests. And an [...]
Historic Cook County Trivia Night
January 10, 2023    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us and test your wits at Trivia Night, bar style trivia hosted at The Gun Flint Tavern and presented by the Cook County Historical [...]
Locals Night at the Winery
January 15, 2023    
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
While tourists are of course still welcome, each Tuesday North Shore Winery will be offering Local Discounts and music. Musician Eric Frost will be filling [...]
Locals Night at the Winery
January 17, 2023    
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
While tourists are of course still welcome, each Tuesday North Shore Winery will be offering Local Discounts and music. Musician Eric Frost will be filling [...]
Historic Cook County Trivia Night
January 17, 2023    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us and test your wits at Trivia Night, bar style trivia hosted at The Gun Flint Tavern and presented by the Cook County Historical [...]
Best Stargazing January
January 21, 2023    
7:00 pm - 11:45 pm
New moon nights – night when the moon is absent from the sky – make for great stargazing. Here’s a great way to start – [...]
Two Harbors Curling Club Bonspiels
January 27, 2023 - January 29, 2023    
All Day
January 27 - 29 ::  Jim Osbakken Memorial Open March 3 - 5. ::  5Y & Under Waffle Spiel March 24-26 Two Harbors Mixed Spiel [...]
John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon
January 29, 2023 - February 4, 2023    
All Day
Experience the premier long-distance sled dog race of the lower 48 and Northern Minnesota’s top winter attraction! World-class mushers including Jamie Nelson, John and Jason Baron have competed in the [...]
Events on January 1, 2023
Norpine Fat Bike Classic
1 Jan 23
Lutsen
Events on January 2, 2023
Norpine Fat Bike Classic
1 Jan 23
Lutsen
Events on January 3, 2023
Events on January 4, 2023
Norpine Fat Bike Classic
1 Jan 23
Lutsen
Events on January 5, 2023
Norpine Fat Bike Classic
1 Jan 23
Lutsen
Events on January 6, 2023
Norpine Fat Bike Classic
1 Jan 23
Lutsen
Events on January 7, 2023
Norpine Fat Bike Classic
1 Jan 23
Lutsen
Gunflint Mail Run
7 Jan 23
Grand Marais
Events on January 10, 2023
Events on January 15, 2023
Locals Night at the Winery
15 Jan 23
Lutsen
Events on January 17, 2023
Events on January 21, 2023
Best Stargazing January
21 Jan 23
Silver Bay
Events on January 27, 2023
Two Harbors Curling Club Bonspiels
27 Jan 23
Two Harbors
Events on January 28, 2023
Two Harbors Curling Club Bonspiels
27 Jan 23
Two Harbors
Events on January 29, 2023
Events on January 30, 2023
Events on January 31, 2023
Events on February 1, 2023
Events on February 2, 2023
Events on February 3, 2023
Events on February 4, 2023

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framed wintry view of lake superior shoreline at grand superior near gooseberry falls
hotel room with fireplace in Grand Marais on Lake Superior
clearwater sign and historic lodge on gunflint trail
upcoming events
Dark Skies Gallery Exhibition
18 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Holiday Harbor Village
1 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Meat Raffle
1 Dec 23
Two Harbors
sparkling wintry lake superior and ice sheets stacked on north shore

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